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Members are the foundation of the State Historical Society of Missouri. Your passion for Missouri breathes life into our state's history through inspiring lectures, thriving research centers across the state, increased online accessibility to collections, and engaging workshops. Together, we unite people from all walks of life through a common thread: a love of Missouri and a passion for its history and culture.

Your support provides more than just preservation of historic materials; it brings the unique heritage of Missouri and its people to life for audiences worldwide.

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Membership Benefits

Benefits accumulate — each level includes items from the preceding level.

Individual $40, International-Digital $40, International $60, Student /Teacher Membership $25

Household/Organization Membership $60

  • Special rates are extended to include two people
  • Ideal for families and groups such as libraries, historical societies, and educational institutions.
  • Organizations should click here to join. See below for corporate memberships.

Contributing Membership $100

  • One complimentary workshop

Supporting Membership $150

  • One additional complimentary workshop
  • Microfilm loans sent directly to your address

Sustaining Membership $250

  • Guided tour of collections with librarian
  • Guided tour of gallery with art curator

Patron Membership $500

  • Two hours complimentary research assistance
  • Complimentary microfilm loans
  • Behind-the-scenes tour with art curator
    This level provides for a sustaining collection over time.

George Caleb Bingham Society $1,000

  • Annual premium
  • Invitations to exclusive events and receptions

Corporate Membership $2,000

  • Eligible to rent space at the Center for Missouri Studies at partner rates
  • Priority access to limited sponsorship opportunities 
  • Recognition in the Society's annual member report
  • Lasting positive impact by underwriting important education and preservation initiatives

To inquire about corporate membership, email or call (573) 882-7083. Learn more.

1898 Society

  • Recognizes planned gift and estate donors as well as those who make endowment gifts of $5,000 or more.

Not sure which membership to choose? Please call the office at (800) 747-6366.

New members: You will receive an email when you sign up that will include instructions on how to take advantage of your membership discount while your membership is being processed. Be sure to watch your email!

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